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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature

00 Enrolled SB 126                                                                                                         
01 Providing for an exception to the regulation of the practice of medicine for a physician who                            
02 provides medical services to an athletic team from another state.                                                       
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04    * Section 1. AS 08.64.370 is amended to read:                                                                        
05            Sec. 08.64.370. Exceptions to application of chapter. This chapter does not                                  
06       apply to                                                                                                          
07                 (1)  officers in the regular medical service of the armed services of the                               
08       United States or the United States Public Health Service while in the discharge of their                          
09       official duties;                                                                                                  
10                 (2)  a physician or osteopath, who is not a resident of this state, who is                              
11       asked by a physician or osteopath licensed in this state to help in the diagnosis or                              
12       treatment of a case;                                                                                              
13                 (3)  the practice of the religious tenets of a church;                                                  
14                 (4)  a physician in the regular medical service of the United States                                    
01 Public Health Service or the armed services of the United States volunteering services                                  
02 without pay or other remuneration to a hospital, clinic, medical office, or other                                       
03       medical facility in the state;                                                                                    
04 (5)  a person who is certified as a direct-entry midwife by the                                                         
05 department under AS 08.65 while engaged in the practice of midwifery whether or not                                     
06       the person accepts compensation for those services;                                                             
07 (6)  a physician licensed in another state who, under a written                                                       
08 agreement with an athletic team located in the state in which the physician is                                        
09 licensed, provides medical services to members of the athletic team while the                                         
10 athletic team is traveling to or from or participating in a sporting event in this                                    
11       state.                                                                                                          
12    * Sec. 2. AS 14.30.142(d) is amended to read:                                                                        
13 (d)  A student who has been removed from participation in a practice or game                                            
14 for suspicion of concussion may not return to participation in practice or game play                                    
15 until the student has been evaluated and cleared for participation in writing by an                                     
16 athletic trainer or other qualified person who has received training, as verified in                                    
17 writing or electronically by the qualified person, in the evaluation and management of                                  
18       concussions. In this subsection, "qualified person" means either a                                                
19 (1)  health care provider who is licensed in the state or exempt from                                                   
20       licensure under state law; or                                                                                     
21 (2)  person who is acting at the direction and under the supervision of a                                               
22 physician who is licensed in the state or exempt from licensure under                                                   
23       AS 08.64.370(1), (2), [OR] (4), or (6).                                                                         
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